The Incomplete Diwali
Preparing all what is required for Diwali
You were particular about everything till all was replete.
Everything is ready today, except you
My Diwali is incomplete.
We never burst crackers together,
But I still can hear your warning on repeat
“Pataakha dhyaan rakh ke jalaana Chetan”
Without that warning, celebrations stand incomplete.
Your constant appearance in White Kurta every year,
Together, our routine to purchase the sweets,
Your habit of buying fruits for Diwali
Everything is missed, I cannot retreat.
Thus, Incomplete the taste to whatever I eat.
I won’t light rockets, if it might hurt you
Are you celebrating? In heaven do they greet?
This Diwali will not be able to bring light.
The diyas fear darkness which they cannot defeat.
This darkness makes my Diwali incomplete.
I miss your touch and I miss your blessing,
After Puja’s done, Now I cannot touch your feet
You will shower good wishes from above,
But you wont say, “Khush Raho!”
In complete silence, Diwali stands incomplete.
I’ll save the fresh memories to tell you someday
The memories you created will never be obsolete,
But your memories cant make this Diwali complete.
So, lead us from darkness unto light. Come home this Diwali?
Come home please? We are eager to meet.
We’ll wait beyond the time when diyas go off.
By the side of faded diyas, my Diwali left incomplete.